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Reality Revisited Enriched Bread Artists Annual Open Studio

Reality Revisited Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) celebrate their 28th Annual Open Studio - EBA presents Reality Revisited: a 2020 spin to their annual Open Studio event. For the first time in the artists’ co-op’s 28-year history, the EBA will not be opening its doors for their popular Open Studio; this year they plan to bring the studios and artists to their supporters. Responding to new pandemic realities, the EBA is planning two approaches to connect their artists with the general public. First: a virtual vernissage to launch a collection of online projects bringing studios to viewers, including virtual group exhibitions, interactive 360 studio tours, live streamed performances, and artist interviews. The virtual vernissage produced by Digital Arts Resource Centre (formerly SAW Video) will take place Thursday October 15 at 7pm, with livestreams and video launches on October 17th, 23rd, and 25th. Second: EBA Art Surprise Boxes! Each limited edition box will contain original artwork from three EBA artists and gifts from local businesses and sponsors. For Art Box enquiries please email: Internet Launch Night: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7 pm Join MC Laura Margita and our musical guest Michael Caffery as they unveil the happenings and manifestations of this year’s exhibition. We are pleased to announce that this event will be produced by digital resource art centre (formerly SAW Video). Events continue online: Saturday, October 17, 2 pm Grant Wilkins in conversation with Petra Halkes: Poetic Constructions For this poetry project, Grant Wilkins has mined a vocabulary of text from each artist's body of work. Using this vocabulary as raw material, he has refracted and reflected the artist's vision into the form of a new and unique poetic object. Grant and Petra will discuss the project on October 17th at 2 pm. Friday, October 23, 7 pm Laura Margita in conversation with Petra Halkes: Sad Empire Sad Empire is #dream, #revery #reimagining #loveletter #actualreallifeexperiences as if I was able to tell you anything anyway. Laura will be in conversation with Petra about Sad Empire (Single channel channel video, 2020) on October 23rd at 7pm. Sunday, October 25, 2 pm William Staubi: Musings William Staubi was part of the last 7 Open Studios at EBA in one way or another, as a former Administrator and member. This year, we have invited Bill to experience the exhibition and share his reflection on how the work reflects the arc of the organization. Participating artists: Sarah Anderson, Marije Bijl, Taylor Boileau Davidson, Heidi Conrod, Kristina Corre, Maren Kathleen Elliott, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Sayward Johnson, Gayle Kells, Pat Kenny, Karina Kraenzle, Juliana McDonald, Jenny McMaster, Valerie Noftle, Christos Pantieras, Bozica Radjenovic, Mana Rouholamini, Daniel Sharp, Cindy Stelmackowich, Svetlana Swinimer, Tavi Weisz, Joyce Westrop, and Yvonne Wiegers. For more info check our website Downtown